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Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

Battling Sexual Violence In Nigeria

I am not a fan of false equivalences, so I admit to not joining in conversations about why the #MeToo movement that is sweeping Western countries cannot or is not happening here. Still, my breath caught when I read the news of the two-year-old child who was sexually abused at the hands of a man […]

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These Things

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just have to teach them how to exercise their minds. In my 15 years as a psychotherapist, I’ve seen how many of today’s common parenting habits are robbing kids of mental strength. Giving up those unhealthy habits takes strength on the part of the parents, […]

Region Focuses On Hostels To Address Early Pregnancies

Region Focuses On Hostels To Address Early Pregnancies

THE Kilimanjaro Regional Administration is planning to build hostels for female students in the area to address early pregnancies in its schools. The remark was made by the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner (RC), Ms Anna Mghwira while addressing the 38th Kilimanjaro Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) meeting that was held in Moshi recently. “The challenge of pregnancy […]

Powerful Ways to Mold Your Children Into Leaders

Powerful Ways to Mold Your Children Into Leaders

We all want our children to become leaders. We want them to be courageous, passionate and authentic. We want their actions to inspire other people to be their best. As parents and caretakers of children, their path to leadership is in our hands. We can model and teach the skills that will equip them to […]

Non-destructive Ways To Teach Your Child About Eating

Non-destructive Ways To Teach Your Child About Eating

Parents, teachers and community members can all agree – we want healthy, happy kids. Teachers have endless requirements and curriculum standards to meet, one of which is teaching students some of the basics of nutrition. But nutrition isn’t always as straightforward as one might think, especially with kids. Teaching children about nutrition is tricky. It’s […]

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

Ways To Make Your Children More Active

There is no getting away from it – our kids are becoming increasingly less active as technology continues to provide appealing alternatives to traditional play and activities. We all know the potential health effects not being active enough can have on our children, so let’s focus on some actionable ways to encourage our children to […]

The Ultimate Test Of Your Social Skills

The Ultimate Test Of Your Social Skills

  It can be easy to imagine we possess reasonable social skills, because we know how to maintain conversation with strangers and – every now and then – manage to make a whole table laugh. But there’s a test far sterner than this, surprising in its ability to trip us up: the challenge of having […]

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Refugee Children Miss School To Renew Asylum Permits

Chido, Esther and Irvin, aged 12, ten and six respectively, are missing school. Instead of going to class they are queuing at the Desmond Tutu Refugee Centre in Pretoria to renew their asylum-seeking papers. “I grew up in these long queues, coming to get our asylum papers,” says Chido. Her family is originally from Zimbabwe […]

Nigeria Loses 100 Children and Six Women To Poor Nutrition Every Hour’

Nigeria Loses 100 Children and Six Women To Poor Nutrition Every Hour’

A Washington DC-based international health and enhanced food nutrition organization, HarvestPlus, has reported that Nigeria loses a whopping 100 children and six women every hour to lack of proper nutrition. The Chief Executive Officer of the body, Mrs Beverly Postma told a group of select journalists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA on […]

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Phrases That Can Change Your Child’s Life

Giving your children the freedom to try, fail, and get back up 1) “I still believe in you.” I’ll never forget when one of my special education students hurt his pet and word spread throughout the school. He came into my classroom prepared for me to write him off like everyone else had done. I gathered my […]

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